LINGUIST List 9.143

Sat Jan 31 1998

Qs: Latin, Russian, English Verbs, ESL

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Directory

  1. MPeter4165, References for Latin Verbal Periphrasis
  2. Michael Ullman, Russian Word Frequency List
  3. DZIEGELE, Past Ability (Eng. Verbs)
  4. WOMENinTEC, ESL Groups of Different Abilities

Message 1: References for Latin Verbal Periphrasis

Date: Fri, 30 Jan 1998 22:15:33 EST
From: MPeter4165 <MPeter4165aol.com>
Subject: References for Latin Verbal Periphrasis

I'm a graduate student at New York University, and am doing research
into verbal periphrases, mostly in Romance. I'm looking for anything
that may have been written on a verbal periphrasis found in late
Latin. It consisted of the verb coepisse (to begin) + and infinitive,
and had a past meaning. Does anyone know of anything? Please respond
to:

mpeter4165aol.com

Thanks!

Melanie Peterson
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Message 2: Russian Word Frequency List

Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 10:56:32 -0500
From: Michael Ullman <michaelgiccs.georgetown.edu>
Subject: Russian Word Frequency List


Can anyone refer me to
1) A Russian word frequency list (either online or hardcopy)?
2) Online Russian dictionaries, word lists, or lexical databases?
3) A book containing Russian verbs organized by verb class.

Thank you very much,

Michael Ullman


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Message 3: Past Ability (Eng. Verbs)

Date: Fri, 30 Jan 1998 19:16:13 +1100
From: DZIEGELE <DZIEGELEvaxc.cc.monash.edu.au>
Subject: Past Ability (Eng. Verbs)

Dear subscribers,

I am presently interested in obtaining your intuitive opinions about
inferences arising from the use of verbs expressing past ability in
English. I would be really appreciative if anyone who is interested in
completing a very brief survey would contact me, and I'll email them a
copy of it.

Thanks in advance,

Debra Ziegeler

(dziegelevaxc.cc.monash.edu.au)
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Message 4: ESL Groups of Different Abilities

Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 17:16:10 EST
From: WOMENinTEC <WOMENinTECaol.com>
Subject: ESL Groups of Different Abilities


A colleague and I are starting a new adult ESL program in Manhattan
and we have been discussing the advantages and disadvantages of
combining different levels of ESL students in group work versus
keeping the levels separate.

What is the current recommended practice for classes. And if this
recommendation states that we should not mix classes, can we do a
weekly mixed group conversation session.

Is such a group possible or do low level language students feel at a
disadvantage or feel left out, and do advanced students gain anything
worthwhile?

We appreciate any help anyone gives us. We are currently graduate
students in TESOL at New York University.

Sincerely yours,

Tommy McDonell and Janet Burroughs
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